SPLC sues the Trump administration

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently sued the Trump administration in a class action lawsuit over their violation of immigrant children and their sponsors’ due process rights. The lawsuit seeks the release of children who have sponsors available and to reform a system that has resulted in prolonged detention for thousands of children around the nation.

“If the president is really interested in taking on a crisis in regard to the immigration situation – this is one he has the power to solve, since his administration created it,” said Mary Bauer, deputy legal director for the SPLC’s Immigrant Justice Project. “We have over 10,000 children in custody right now because this administration is using them as bait. This deplorable, deliberate policy means that these children are languishing in detention for months at a time.”

Maurice Dees, founder of SPLC, was the 1993 recipient of the Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice.

Please follow the link below for more information: https://www.splcenter.org/news/2019/01/22/splc-sues-trump-administration-violating-due-process-rights-immigrant-children-and-their